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dependent variables

increase in survival time for patients with cancer

Independent Variables

Medications, diet, exercise

Internal validity

difficult to prove variable without intererence from other factors

Ethical issues

the greatest problem against using the experimental method


not include in randomization

classic experimental design

pretest-postest control group that are randomly assigned

solomon four group method

pretest-postest design that included 2 experimental groups and two control groups

posttest-only control group method do not use


one shot case study

simple design

one group pretest-posttest method

quasi-experimental study that presttest is used before the intervention

static group comparison

two grouped are examined


participants are arbitrarily assigned

sometime other groups called

comparison group

cross over design

one group of participant act as Experimental and Control group

prettest-posttest control group method

participants were randomized to the intervention or to the control group

Posttest only control group method

Forty hypertensive patients participate in the study and 20 were randomly assigned


events happening in the course of the experiment

statistical regression

extreme scores of measure move toward the mean


individuals who leave and study can be different to those who stay

poor experimental procedures

a control group being exposed to part of intervention under study

potentially compensable events

occurrences involving liability for injury

occurrence report

risk manager's principal tool

near misses

do not necessarily affect the outcome


a person who represent right and interest of another person

cause and effect diagram

the investigation technique

root cause analysis

analysis of the sentinel event form all aspects


the risk management terminology

adverse drug event

a patient injury resulting from a medication


the list of drugs approved to use in the healthcare organization

efficacy and safety

A joint commission accredited organization must review their formulary annually

the five right of medication


a patient can bring their own and take their medication to hospital


risk management only involves the process of working through a malpractice suit


Brand name

a patent for new drug

genetic name

pharmaceutical name


inappropriate dose, non-formulary agent


inappropriate timing of dose

safety management plan

the mastering and outlines the design of safety

security management

program designed to manage the physical and personal safeguard

material safety data

give detail about a material

hazard vulnerability

analysis assists to determine the types of disasters


proper methods of fire responses

Medical equipment management

training for safe and effective use of equipement

utilities management

program for electricity, water, sewer, natural gas systems


proper use of a fire extinguisher

how often healthcare requires to practice emergency plan



dedicated to a specific area of healthcare practice


permission to practice their trade

Inadequate orientation and training are root cause of 63%


medical staff by laws

credentialing process of independent practitioners

National Practitioners data bank

database maintains reports on medical malpractice settlements

Heath care integrity and protection data Bank

database maintains reports on civil judgement and criminal convictions of licensed healthcare providers

reappraisal and reappointment process generally occur

every two years

data captured on physician profile summary is mandated by state board of health


clinical privileges

the scope medical staff of a healthcare organization

board of directors

ultimate responsibility for maintaining the quality and safety of patient

Chief Executive Officer

responsible for implementing board directives and managing the operations of organization

Medical staff leaders

governance of healthcare organization

strategic plan

document identifies overall mission, vision, and goals to help the long term direction


the act of granting approval to a healthcare organization


permission to provide services


a grating approval for a healthcare organization to provide services to a specific group of beneficiaries

compulsory review

type of healthcare review is performed to fulfill legal or licensure

voluntary review

origination review as request of healthcare facility seeking accreditation

Joint commission on Accreditation of Healthcare organization

responsible for accrediting healthcare organizations since 1950s

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities(CARF)

private, not-for-profit organization is committed to developing and maintaining practical

National Committee for quality assurance (NCQA)

managed behavioral health organizations

Conditions of participation

every organization that provides services to medicare and medicaid beneficiaries must demonstrate its compliance with this set

data repository

large data base store every data from healthcare

Information warehouse

technology allows organizations to store reports, presentations, profiles and graphics

Comparative performance data

healthcare organization measure data with similar organization

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